Chattanooga, TN – According to the state officials, this grant is part of a larger allocation of federal funding for brownfield remediation across Tennessee, totaling $5,632,807, with additional grants of $632,807 for the City of Dunlap and $3.5 million for the City of Chattanooga, as announced by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency.

TDEC has actively supported the grantees throughout the application process for these federal funds and will continue to provide technical oversight throughout the duration of the grants.

The EPA’s Investing in America initiative has earmarked over $300 million in grants to aid states, tribal nations, local governments, and non-profit organizations in cleaning up polluted brownfield sites nationwide.

The South Central Tennessee Development District, headquartered in Mount Pleasant, has forged partnerships with the City of Shelbyville, Bedford County, and Lincoln County to undertake the assessment of brownfields in the 13-county region, encompassing Bedford, Coffee, Franklin, Giles, Hickman, Lawrence, Lewis, Lincoln, Marshall, Maury, Moore, Perry, and Wayne counties.